Last week, there was President Obama speaking at a memorial service at the University of Arizona for the victims of the Tucson shootings, where he was lauded for his speech (something Lloyd Marcus tears apart in his piece at American Thinker). The thing that bothered me about the service was seeing t-shirts with the phrase “TOGETHER WE THRIVE-TUCSON & AMERICA”. Add in the behavior of those who were in attendance, and it was no memorial service; it was a political rally.
That phrase TOGETHER WE THRIVE is sounding like the new campaign slogan for Barack Obama's re-election campaign. In addition, there's also a post from William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, where he makes the case that Sarah Palin is the target of a test run the media is carrying out to help Obama get re-elected in 2012. Sounds to me like further proof they never let a crisis go to waste, and in this case, the goal is ensuring the President is re-elected next year.